Events

October 2020
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021. Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and butterflies, the displays are sure to stimulate a sense of wonderment and fascination.
October 16, 2020 - June 30, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
FWBG
February 2021
Throughout the month, acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty will be working on the grounds to construct one of his unique, site-specific artworks. Dougherty bends, weaves, and twines twigs and saplings into massive shelters, towers and sculptures, each as unique as the site where it is built. Members-only events, including after-hours tours and conversations with Dougherty are being planned-details coming soon!
February 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
FWBG
May 2021
Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, an award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humanity’s relationship with nature is coming to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) from May 6 through Aug. 1, 2021.
May 6, 2021 - August 1, 2021
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
FWBG
Enjoy a live demonstration building an herbal topiary using a small armature, then try one for yourself! You’ll have fragrant culinary herbs and and green and variegated ivy to use, and can take your topiary home and continue enjoying its fragrance and beauty. The workshop ends with a brief tour through The Garden's topiary exhibit, installed throughout the grounds.
May 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FWBG
Twenty-twenty was a year of tumult, isolation, and upheaval. The instability which pushed us away from each other also serendipitously pushed many of us back into the arms of humanity’s great muse and long-time comfort: the natural world. Artists, in particular, have always sought inspiration and solace...
May 8, 2021 - August 7, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BRIT
Enjoy the beauty of the Garden after hours. Unwind with the jazz music of Sheran Keyton and The Joe Rogers Trio while sipping an adult beverage complemented with tasty bites. Mingle in the Leonard Courtyard and let your senses run riot among the blooms and rills of the adjoining Fuller Garden.
May 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spring has come and brought with it new and beautiful reminders of growth and beauty, as well as the Texas sun! To celebrate this bright time of year, we’ll create cyanotype prints. By capturing the sun and the effect it has on elements gathered in nature we record a moment in time.
May 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online
Everyone loves a terrarium, and now you can create your own using begonias from the internationally recognized Begonia Species Collection at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Enjoy a virtual tour of the Species Bank and learn all about these beautiful plant
May 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
Generation after generation, using spores, seeds, or any other means available, plants move in the world to conquer new spaces. They release huge quantities of spores that can be transported thousands of miles. The number and variety of tools through which seeds spread is astonishing...
May 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
Connect to nature with Little Sprout Book & Garden Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden each month to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!
May 18, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
FWBG
Dallas-based artist Jen Rose crafts tiny sculpture that is not only beautiful, it helps equally tiny pollinators as they go about their work of supporting plants and our ecosystems.
May 27, 2021 - November 28, 2021
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
June 2021
The first and last hours of the day are reserved for all Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT members (8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.). This benefit will be available to members through the month of October. Hours and benefits subject to change.
June 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
All Day
BRIT
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